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[ALFP 2018 Public Forum]
Imagining Plural Asias: How Can We Enrich Interrelationships across Borders?


  • Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 3:00 pm
  • Venue: Lecture Hall, International House of Japan
  • Moderator: Mizuno Takaaki (Professor, Kanda University of International Studies)
  • Language: English / Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • Co-organized by the International House of Japan and the Japan Foundation Asia Center
  • Admission: Free (reservations required) Icon: Registration

The Asia Leadership Fellow Program (ALFP) is a joint program of the International House of Japan and the Japan Foundation that seeks to create a close, personal and professional network of public intellectuals in Asia, who have demonstrated outstanding leadership ability and are deeply rooted in and committed to civil society beyond their respective backgrounds and professional arenas.

Photo: ALFP 2018This year, the eight fellows listed below have engaged in dialogue among themselves, as well as with their counterparts in Japan, under the theme “Imagining Plural Asias: How Can We Enrich Interrelationships across Borders?”—to seek possibilities of creating sustainable and inclusive societies while embracing diversities across borders. In this public forum, the fellows will share their thoughts on the current situation in their countries and issues they have been working on, along with the fruits of the dialogue and the collaborative activities they have engaged in for two months in Japan.

Speakers
(For profiles of the fellows please see: http://alfpnetwork.net/en/fellow/)

  • Samrat Choudhury (India) Author / Journalist (Independent)
  • Aziz Ali Dad (Pakistan) Knowledge Management and Communication Specialist, Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP)
  • Asmin Fransiska (Indonesia) Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia
  • Lydia Lubon (Malaysia) Documentary Filmmaker and Producer (Independent)
  • Alongkot Maiduang (Thailand) Academic Officer, Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (IPST) Thailand / Art & Culture Journalist, Judprakai Newspaper
  • Sawanishi Mikiko (Japan) Deputy Executive Head, United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF)
  • Sun Dong (China) Poet / Professor and Deputy Director, Office of International Cooperation and Exchanges, Nanjing University of Finance and Economics
  • Silot Uon (Cambodia) Career Advisor, SeeChange International Cambodia